I was very impressed by the camera on the HTC One X when I had it a year ago, but other features of the S3 meant the One X was sold on pretty quick. With the HTC One now as my day to day device, I assumed the camera would be far better than my now aging S3, but looking at some results, I’m not so sure.
As part of my duties for hemorrdroids.net, I went along with some collegues to the HTC London event being held in Farringdon last night. Partly encouraged by the promise of some free phones, partly just really looking forward to playing with the new HTC Desire HD and Zed, we got their nice and early at 3pm. Not surprisingly, we weren’t the first there…
The Facebook event had around 1,000 confirmed attendees, so we half expected there to be 100 there already but in fact there were only 4 or 5 people there before us though. Luckily there were two seats, of which I took one of so no knee and back aches for me!
Earlier this year I upgraded my phone to a Nexus One. Not my first Android device, but my first on a big screen. I took the plunge as I was fairly confident there wouldn’t be any better hardware released in the next 6 to 10 months. It wasn’t long until the HTC Desire was then released here in the UK. The Desire is pretty much HTC’s version of the same devise that I have, but with a couple of changes. They use their own Sense UI interface that I loved on the Hero and it has physical keys. Losing Sense UI was something that kept me with the Hero for a month after the Nexus One was released…
I resisted for so long… but last week I caved and order myself a Nexus One, direct from Google. I’ve been very happy with my HTC Hero for the past 7 or 8 months, but the lure of a super fast processor and a nice big AMOLED screen was too much for me. On Wednesday I place the order, I got an e-mail around 11pm saying it was being shipped, it landed around 9pm on Thursday and went to collect it from DHL Friday morning.
I’ve now had it for 6 days and I’m thoroughly loving it! There are few things missing from the Hero, I’m in the camp that SenseUI is a good thing and of course that’s not incorporated in the Nexus One. The jazzy bits and peices like rolling the numbers when selecting a date or time are not there. The contacts widget on the home screen, which I used to use quite a lot, is not there. That’s pretty much where the negatives finish though. Continue reading Nexus One